“This is the beginning of a new day … ”
~from a little orange slip of paper in my daughter’s take-home folder
One night while I was emptying out my then fifth-grade daughter’s
take-home folder, a little orange piece of paper fluttered to the
ground. I picked up the small square and read it. Here is what was
This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to
use as you will. You can waste it or use it to your advantage. What
you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your
life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in
its place is something that you left behind… let it be something
you’re proud of.
I don’t know where the piece of paper came from and I forgot to ask
my daughter before she headed off for school the next morning. I
guess where it came from doesn’t matter as much as the message it
carries. How blessed we are to have THIS new day. Let’s make the
most of it. Let’s exchange a day of our lives toward building a
legacy of hope and happiness.
Take a moment to think about the wonderful gift of today. What can
you do to make the most of it? When tomorrow comes, what gift will
you have left with today?
Today I leave something behind, and it is something I am proud of.